Bossa Nova Robotics stands out in the self-driving robot funding round up

SAN FRANCISCO (November 14, 2017) – Bossa Nova, the leading developer of autonomous service robots for the global retail industry, today announced the close of a $17.5 million Series B financing round led by Paxion with participation from other investors including Intel Capital, WRV Capital, Lucas Venture Group (LVG), and Cota Capital. This round brings Bossa Nova’s total funding to date to $41.7 million. Robotics funding […]

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Lemnos.VC – Bringing Silicon Back To The Valley

Lemnos has gone from being a maverick hardware accelerator to a powerhouse VC firm, bringing to market a whole range of enterprise robotics and hardware startups, like Airware, Revolution Robotics, Marble, Momentum Machines, and Simbe Robotics. Jeremy Conrad gave a rundown of the 5 reasons why the time is right for robotics on July 27 at the […]

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ARM Institute West Coast Meeting Review

Robotics manufacturing in the US will be getting federal support to match business or startup investments via the new Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. Perhaps more importantly, the ARM Institute can act as a conduit to connect and amplify robotics innovations between regions of the USA. As the global robotics ecosystem becomes flooded with interest, […]

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Congratulations to winner of 2017 Automate Launch Pad – Apellix

Congratulations to Apellix, the winner of Automate 2017 Startup Launch Pad competition. Also honorable mention goes to Kinema Systems and Sake Robotics. The Apellix received a $10,000 check sponsored by GE Ventures. The judging panel consisted of Steve Taub, GE Ventures, Oliver Mitchell, Autonomy Ventures, Chris Moehle, Robotics Hub and Melonee Wise, Fetch Robotics. The field of […]

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It’s time for a Robot Block Party!

SILICON VALLEY ROBOTICS ROBOT BLOCK PARTY MEDIA ADVISORY 04.04.17 The robots are having a block party to celebrate the 8th annual National Robotics Week. The festival is organized by Silicon Valley Robotics, in conjunction with Jabil and Radius Innovation & Development. The Robot Block Party will run from 12 to 4 p.m. Wednesday April 12 […]

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8 great startups will battle it out at Automate

A3 ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN AUTOMATE LAUNCH PAD STARTUP COMPETITION Emerging Companies with Range of Offerings from Platform-as-a-Service to Actuators to 3D Vision Technology ANN ARBOR, MI – Today the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the leading global advocate for the benefits of automating and producers of Automate 2017, announced the eight finalists in the Automate […]

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Supporting Women in Robotics on International Women’s Day.. and beyond.

International Women’s Day is raising discussion about the lack of diversity and role models in STEM and the potential negative outcomes of bias and stereotyping in robotics and AI. Let’s balance the words with positive actions. Here’s what we can all do to support women in robotics and AI, and thus improve diversity, innovation and reduce skills shortages […]

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Shakey is first robot to recieve IEEE Milestone award

Shakey the Robot, the world’s first mobile, intelligent robot, developed at SRI International between 1966-1972, was the first robot to be honored with a prestigious IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. The IEEE Milestone program honors significant inventions, locations or events related to electrical engineering and computing that have benefitted humanity, and which are at […]

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